Is it worth £15 each? a film at a cinema

Bananas went ‘chav’ on netflix and saw ant man which is a superhero film. It was entertaining but i could not not justify the cost of the film in an cinema.  The back story was good, the fight scene clever although what sort of girl has a train set? – perhaps enlarged barbie dolls (my blog) was thought deviant or no copyright permission was given.

Since hollywood hates netflix  i would not be bothered if chav films like the cited one above where never to appear there and end up in some online ghetto approved by those sex perverts (my blog).  I have no idea how you download an app thingy to the television in the secuirity office at the zoo so if they think its going to happen then wish them well in there delusion*.  It [smart tv] came with netflix and original netflix stuff seems much better than the cited film.

Since i do not give opinions on popular culture things often lets leave it at that.

*questions like disk space left (no idea) on the smart tv and running linux pc’s mean its probably for apple and windoze os only so somehow its not going to happen.

New cars of 2017 ‘radios’

Professor finally got his virtual renault (my blog) and us apes got to explore the car of 2017 (my blog) at a later date.  It appears futuristic with built in stuff looking like a prelude to driverless cars and is apparently 85% recyclable although i am sure those scrap metal dealers who dismember broken* cars can do better..

The radio which came with the car and not specified by prof or his significant other is usb port ready but has no hole for ‘compact’ disks. The radio is not a radio but a car computer instead that connects with mobile phones and knows where you also want go if you do not how to.

Since the english drive on the wrong side of the road some of the buttons seem in the wrong location but this brain is well thought out as we apes planned a trip to whipsnade zoo for professor..

Professor is not into music compact disks but this cars choice means it is not going to be popular format for long.  I wonder how long progress was held up by th riaa and others faring piracy perhaps music as a file is now seen as a resale rather than threat – there a bit slow the music industry.  Anybody need a usb drive ? it does not play ogg files for some reason.

I actually used a compact disk for a small backup the other day that too was a rare occurrence..

*door cards, replacement seats, grills, bonnets etc.

Is spamcop tracked by spammers via reporting addresses?

lets poison the gin

lets poison the gin

The zoo reports spam to spamcop not much since a lot is prefiltered and automatically deleted.  However i do wonder if spamcop is tracked by spammers. I say this as i have new spam definitions and when i report the small number of spam to the addresses on spamcop.

I do think much of spamcop is genuine and spamcop is worth supporting be it with our submissions or other ways  but maybe reporting spam to spammers is still not a good idea.

Its not a horrid problem for us but some abuse spamcop.  I guess they want reports if they do spam us again and i am happy to oblige.- after all the more the merrier.

Korean likeable television on netflix

On netflix (my blog) these are not south korean films (my blog)

momo salon

If you where blind you assume that this short duration form (imdb: 80116687) might be something the French made but you would be wrong but it refrains from the usual south korean beautiful stereotype most of the koeran tv i have seen seems to cast and dials it back.

Light but likeable

4/5 bananas


The wisdom of crowds goes missing

Telephones are the bane of my existence – and i now know more about telephones than i ever kind of desired to know.

The rule of interconnecting any telephones together appears to be a lost art and something the phone company does , Panasonic after two telephone lines told me only there phones work only with other panasonic phones omitting the fact from the crap paper instructions with the wrong phone number on as well.

So it on to pastures new something else i given wrong info on.

Then i had a question a dect repeater of which some idiot who had not a fucking clue what repeater is.

After scouring several web sites i think i can inter connect things but compromises are needed by the zoo.

I am beginning to see why people hate landlines, although i do acknowledge that mobile phones can be lacking in in built up areas and so as they stand are not replacement.

I am sure something else will mean i have to replace the lot. and give me a headache and further complaints from the monkey bouse.   Yeah I love telephones.

The virtual renault

a real one

Professor dropped by and explained the mechanics of car buying in the age of the internet to us apes since cars and internet are most resistant to each other unlike insurance products and most other things.  .

Most of those car price comparison sites are useless unless you know what you specifically want* so it still entailed a visit to a dealer or group for the average non Jeremy Clarkson human of which professor is.

Renaults are hard to buy and professor has been told by Renault dealerships no they don`t have any of the car models (no sale) and once ordering a car only to discover that the dealer screwed up the order (another no sale) later on.

However he took another attempt and was told that one he could buy (not order) one but it was not in stock but could obtain it but was unaware as to where it was..This virtual car sold to professor while it assumedly exists is not moving from where it is to the dealer who apparently sold this car.

schrodingers car?

So networking has some benefits for the dealer., or perhaps not if Renault are anything to go by. – mind you he could buy another brand if this virtual car and the secrets of renaults wonderful network remain elusive.

Overall there is some internet but the car industry seems quite internet resistant still. However it still took a month for a renault garage to sell a pre registered car.

Quite how something that exists but may or may not be sold and kept a secret** is amusing. The car eventually arrived a month later, (my blog) it seems you cannot download a car yet

*banana coloured cars with compost bins for the skins **not telling

Unreliable systemd (shit software in the mist)

Is it up or down ? systemd has one job although the megalomaniacs at the systemd project really want to make it linux itself after all who needs dns servers and other stuff – i mean they can do that too, systemd one day might build cars for elon musk.

So after fixing opendkim with my original systemd config it i turned my attention to postfix which works but systemd has decided is not loaded or active despite being so.  Go figure.

Starting postfix (via systemctl): postfix.serviceJob for postfix.service failed because
the control process exited with error code.
See “systemctl status postfix.service” and “journalctl -xe” for details.

So i go exploring the joys of systemd once more after debian 9.2 is released (my blog)

systemctl status postfix.service
● postfix.service – Postfix Mail Transport Agent
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/postfix.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since x; 11min ago
Docs: man:postfix(1)
Main PID: 10259 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Oct 10 14:50:22 * postfix/postfix-script[13821]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is already running
Oct 10 14:50:24 * postfix-*/postfix-script[13828]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is already running
Oct 10 14:50:25 * postfix-*/postfix-script[13835]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is already running
Oct 10 14:50:26 * postfix-*/postfix-script[13844]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is already running
Oct 10 14:50:27 * postfix-*/postfix-script[13851]: fatal: the Postfix mail system is already running
Oct 10 14:50:28* systemd[1]: postfix.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=1
Oct 10 14:50:28 * systemd[1]: Failed to start Postfix Mail Transport Agent.
Oct 10 14:50:28 * systemd[1]: postfix.service: Unit entered failed state.
Oct 10 14:50:28 * systemd[1]: postfix.service: Failed with result ‘exit-code’.
Oct 10 15:01:00 * systemd[1]: postfix.service: Dependency Before=postfix.service dropped

systemctl start postfix.service
Job for postfix.service failed because the control process exited with error code.
See “systemctl status postfix.service” and “journalctl -xe” for details.

postmulti -p status
postfix/postfix-script: the Postfix mail system is not running
postfix-*/postfix-script: the Postfix mail system is running: PID: 16077
postfix-*/postfix-script: the Postfix mail system is running: PID: 16075
postfix-*/postfix-script: the Postfix mail system is running: PID: 15993
postfix-*/postfix-script: the Postfix mail system is running: PID: 15642

for example

So regardless of whether /usr/sbin/postfix and postmutli starting in systemd  still cannot figure out whether its running or not  – well done you systemd project geniuses.

I can still run the software because i know systemd is shit at what it does but is this really the future of init systems ?   If systemd is unreliable and with distros ignoring custom systemd files then clearly systemd is not up to the job unless you think the systemd way*.

Why it starts twice now is a mystery to me and yet another systemd fuckup (my blog) to savour. although there be others well worth lol’ing over.

I do not change postfix configurations often and feel happy with postmulti so i know its not me making these changes.

Enough of that shit software i think for today

*George Orwell’s boot on face quote seems apt.

What I talk about when i talk about running,Haruki Murakami

Druggie Liliya Shobukhova

isbn: 9780995266155 dates from 2007 and is non fiction from an author i like (my blog) any delay in reading this might have been as I walked to a library.*

mr s from kes a class example of the role model for pe teachers

It is a small book and while ignoring drug cheats it does point out the failings of physical education in schools – most of of which is useless.

If you like Murakami’s non fiction it complements that and while perhaps not the most interesting subject reveals something of the author.

3/5 bananas.

*I walk faster than most runners.

Dns protocol abusers by country

Got logs ? of bad dns senders/probers – the zoo does

So who sends the most bad protocol traffic to the zoo – I set a cutoff of 90 errors and above found in our nameserver error file sorted and made it presentable

You might have to open this post in a new browser tab due to the liimitations of the css design a problem i have when i use tables.

Otherwise i would bore you to death with grep/awk and python things most of you find boring.

Country attempts 90+ Cn %
Switzerland 146 0.32%
Pakistan 160 0.35%
Brazil 260 0.57%
Australia 530 1.16%
Japan 584 1.28%
South Korea 680 1.49%
Spain 730 1.60%
France 735 1.61%
China 1124 2.47%
Russia 1447 3.17%
Lithuania 1656 3.63%
United Kingdom 1938 4.25%
Romania 3358 7.37%
Bulgaria 3471 7.62%
Netherlands 4686 10.28%
Finland 6440 14.13%
United States 7180 15.75%
Germany 10453 22.93%

bomb russia

Interesting results – those of you thinking it must be North Korea you better stop smoking that Hillary Clinton substance.  The good news is the US was number 2 in sending shit requests.   Germany appears to host shodan of which i have mentioned once or twice.

Being me here is a summary of all  countries some like switzerland like to have whole subnets scanning addresses – it gets logged if one bad attempt is made or many it does not care.  I assume some of these need fixing rather than be probers


1 AE
1 BA
1 BD
1 BY
1 CO
1 CR
1 DO
1 DZ
1 EC
1 GI
1 HU
1 IE
1 JM
1 KZ
1 LU
1 MQ
1 TW
2 EG
2 EU
2 GP
2 GR
2 ID
2 LV
2 PK
2 VN
3 AT
3 FI
3 HR
4 PA
5 RS
5 TH
6 IL
6 KR
6 LT
6 MX
6 NO
6 SG
6 TR
7 AL
7 IN
8 CZ
9 AR
9 MA
9 MD
9 NZ
10 DK
10 IR
10 SE
11 AU
12 JP
12 SA
14 BE
15 PT
15 UA
16 IT
17 HK
18 BG
19 PL
27 None
28 RO
48 SC
53 CA
56 GB
63 DE
81 BR
98 ES
106 RU
112 NL
120 CN
146 CH
149 FR
759 US


So a count by addresses shows that the United States wins by a mile of neer do wells by means of dns probes.

If your looking for north korea then they are non listed once again.

I like doing stuff like this.